The Progress of Education in India

A Quantitative Analysis of Challenges and Opportunities

  • Vani Kant Borooah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-158

About this book


This book quantitatively analyses data to demonstrate India's recent progress in the education sector. India, as one of the world's fastest growing economies, currently enjoys what is termed a 'demographic dividend' meaning that, compared to most other countries, it has a relatively young working age population.  In order to exploit this advantage, the author argues that India needs to make this young population economically productive through education. 

The chapters in the book address whether India has succeeded in exploiting this demographic dividend, both in terms of numbers educated and the quality of their education. The book makes extensive use of specialist surveys conducted by India's National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) in 2008 and 2014 which examine the state of education in India.


India Education policy Higher education Tuition fees Quantitative analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Vani Kant Borooah
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  1. 1.School of Economics & PoliticsUniversity of UlsterNewtownabbeyUnited Kingdom

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